Wednesday, 16 February 2011


Generally speaking business people of Jakarta need support in logistic, considering the potentials of Jakarta as main gate goods and services. Jakarta’s position which bordered on the province of west Java and Banten, serves as backbone of economy. As a center of logistics, Jakarta has the Kramat Jati Centeral Market as distributor of vegetables; Cipinang Central Market for rice and Tanjung Priok seaport as terminal of containers of import and export products.

Furthermore there are still the Pasar Ikan Fishmarket, Muara Angke Wharf which are functioned as fishmarkets, plus number of traditional markets. According to Assistant of Economy and Regional Secretary of Greater Jakarta Hasan Saleh in Jakarta on Tuesday (11/1) beside issues on logistics, there were other issues that emerged at Year End Reflections 2010 and Economy Perspectives 2011 such as the need for infrastructure, although it would not be easy to amange those problems, considering that not all of the authority is in the hands of the Jakarta Municipality. Therefore, to be responsive to a number of issues, sometime in the future a forum of joint Effort Group would be set up which as planned would involve all stakeholders. In that opportunity Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) of Greater Jakarta Edy Kuntadi set forth, based on the principles of space planning and city planning, balance of growth among regions is necessary by also observing relocation spects. Therefore it is necessary to modernize logistic centers to ensure efficiency and effectiveness for Jakarta.

The condition of Jakarta according to Hasan Basri is showing heartening resuts as indicated by economic growth of last year which was posted at six percent so it would be even higher by next year. As with infrastructure development in Jakarta, utilization of budget has been satisfactory because absorption of fund was posted at 82.42 percent. In December 2010 inflation reached 0.621 percent. As far as trade is concerned, growth was chalked up at above seven percent.

In 2011, it is expected that of total State Budget of Rp 29.7 trillion, growth would hoover around 6.2% to 6.5%, while inflation is estimated at six percent. Broadly speaking he is looking forward to a better picture of 2011 compared to 2010 although all analysis of Bank Indonesia with considerations of the regional climate and position of Jakarta.

The Condition of Indonesia

Until quarter III of 2010 economic growth of Jakarta was posted at 6.5 percent, while Jakarta’s economic structure was dominated by tertiery sectors like service and trading 71.2 percent, secondary sectors 28.3 percent ; primary sectors 0.5 percent. Jakarta’s economy constitutes 17 percent of national economy. Inflation by end of year of Quarter II rose by 5.4% (y o y) especially due to price increase of 9 essential commodities (caused by supply shortage due to extreme climate) and purchases made at point of production reducing supplies to traditional central markets. Inflation was also triggered by increase of electicity tariff, toll road tariff, and non subsidized oil fuel.
Last year the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) of Greater Jakarta had fostered synergic collaboration of KADIN at trans-provincial level including Greater Jakarta (DKI), West Java and Banten. According to presentation of sugiyono of INDEF, based on data of the Ministry of trade, Jakarta’s share of exports against Indonesia for was 31.27 percent, whilst trend of jakarta’s export in 2005-2009 was 6.13 percent, while through 2009-2010 was 213.48 percent. Jakarta’s share of non oil-gas products through 2005-2009 was 22.5 percent, meanwhile through 2009-2010 was posted at 50.09 percent. All these facts testify the role of Jakarta as the biggest market of good and services in Indonesia.

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